Sat.Sep 21, 2019 - Fri.Sep 27, 2019

Dirty Data: Google’s Embarrassing #ClimateStrike Charm Offensive is a Lesson in Propaganda

Music Technology Policy

As any journalist can tell you (probably off the record), Google’s press police hammers the message of the day very aggressively. We have a perfect example of those Googlely antics with their latest charm offensive on new data centers in Europe.

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Silbey and Hartzog on the Upside of Deep Fakes @JSilbey @hartzog

Media Law Prof Blog

Jessica M. Silbey and Woodrow Hartzog, both of Northeastern University School of Law, have published The Upside of Deep Fakes at 78 Maryland Law Review 960 (2019). Here is the abstract. It’s bad. We know. The dawn of “deep fakes

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Jones Day Uses Lawyerspeak to Try to Explain Away Botched Redaction. I Translate for You

Media Law

Well, it’s happened again. A major law firm has exposed secret information because it did not properly redact a court filing. It is the oldest screw-up in the technology book, yet it happens with surprising frequency and by lawyers who you might think should know better.

House Republican: President Donald Trump's Ukraine Call "Not O.K." | Not one Republican on the House Intelligence Committee defended President Trump's call with the leader of Ukraine, despite Schiff and Pelosi both saying Trump's actions amounted to a betrayal of his oath of office. Aired on 09/26/19.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

@musictechsolve: Is Spotify Stock Quietly Tanking?

Music Technology Policy

UPDATE: This post originally appeared on 9/24 in MusicTech.Solutions before reading that on 9/23 Wells Fargo initiated coverage of Spotify at “Underperform” with a $115 price target. (The The stock touched $115 during the trading day on 9/24).

University of Georgia School of Law Seeks Full-Time Director for New First Amendment Clinic @UGASchool of Law

Media Law Prof Blog

The University of Georgia School of Law is accepting applications for a full-time director for its new First Amendment Clinic. The position will begin in January 2020. Information about the posting is available here: [link

Announcing the LexBlog Excellence Awards for Writing on Legal Blogs

Media Law

I am thrilled to announce a new awards competition for legal blogs — not because the world needs another contest, but because this one aims to do something different, to celebrate excellence in blog writing and spotlight the authors who make legal blogging so vital and essential.

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hiQ v. LinkedIn Redux? Ninth Circuit Decision Tested in New Case

New Media and Technology Law

The ink is barely dry on the landmark Ninth Circuit hiQ Labs decision. Yet, a new dispute has already cropped up testing the bounds of the CFAA and the ability of a platform to enforce terms restricting unauthorized scraping of social media content. See Stackla, Inc. Facebook, Inc. , 19-5849 (N.D. filed Sept. 19, 2019)). This dispute involves Facebook and a social media sentiment tracking company, Stackla, Inc., which, as part of its business, accesses Facebook and Instagram content.

Cetina Presuel and Martinez Sierra on Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors @RodrigoCetina

Media Law Prof Blog

Rodrigo Cetina Presuel and J. Martinez Sierra have published Algorithms and the News: Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors at 18 Revista De Comunicación 261-285 (2019). Here is the abstract. With billons of users, social media platforms (e.g.

New ‘eFiling Portal’ Provides Single Sign-On and Interface to Manage Filings in Multiple Courts

Media Law

Electronic filing of court documents is one of those technologies that can be both a blessing and a curse.

Trump Admits Extortion And Engages In Obstruction Of Justice And Witness.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Norton on The Government's Speech and the Constitution

Media Law Prof Blog

Helen L. Norton, University of Colorado Law School, has published Introduction (Excerpt), The Government's Speech and the Constitution, from The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Here is the abstract. When we discuss constitutional law, we usually

Trump-Ukraine Call Log Clearly Demonstrates Quid Pro Quo Demand

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Ocasio-Cortez: Ukraine allegation one of the most serious we have seen

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Two Legal Podcasts Feature the Same Unlikely Guest: Me

Media Law

Technical difficulties have delayed the release of this week’s episode of my own LawNext podcast, but meanwhile I am a guest on the most-recent episodes of two other podcasts. Thanks to both for including me. Legal Rebels Podcast: Exploring New Frontiers in Research for the Legal Industry.

How the Impeachment Process Works - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry in response to the dispute over Mr. Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Opinion | Nancy Pelosi’s Failure to Launch - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

By Michelle Goldberg Sept. 22, 2019 "Elizabeth Warren on Friday evening sent out a series of tweets that, in addition to calling out Donald Trump for his criminality, rebuked Congress for enabling him. After the Mueller report, Congress had a duty to begin impeachment,” wrote Warren. “By

These Divers Search For Slave Shipwrecks and Discover Their Ancestors |.

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Democrats Pressure Republican Senate to Join Ukraine Inquiry - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

" This is the type of political pressure Democrats should be engaging in, but on a much wider scale.

Opinion | Trump Walks a Crooked Mile - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — Everyone here is keyed up for the Big One. The One that’s going to finally bring Donald Trump down.

Moving Past The Whistleblower, To The Possible Criminality | Deadline |.

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Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) | CPSC.gov

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) The Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) protects Federal employees and applicants for employment who lawfully disclose information they reasonably believe evidences: a violation of law, rule, or regulation; gross mismanagement; a gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.